Anamalai Tiger Reserve offers bi-monthly digital magazine

Anamalai Tiger Reserve offers bi-monthly digital magazine

The Anamalai Tiger Reserve (ATR) has developed a bi-monthly digital magazine to showcase its rich biodiversity and encourage staff and visitors to write about their activities and sightings on the ground.

The magazine, Kaanagamwill also be a platform for researchers, students and activists to write about the ATR and their experiences with nature and conservation.

According to S. Ramasubramanian, ATR Field Manager, the digital magazine is part of various efforts by the Department of Forestry to protect and enhance the biodiversity of the tiger reserve. “ATR is committed not only to protecting the ecological integrity of the landscape, but also to caring for the inhabitants of the forest,” Mr. Ramasubramanian writes in his foreword which also highlights the efforts made by the Forestry Department to re-wild a rescued tiger in ATR.

The first issue of the magazine includes an article on the lion-tailed macaque in the category “species of the month” and a report on the jackfruit under the label “eve of the season” in addition to a cover article on the recent congregation millions of fireflies.

“Staff of the Month”, “Project of the Month” and “Social Initiative” are other categories that highlight ATR’s activities.

“The first issue of the magazine came out in English. We have decided to transform the magazine into a bilingual magazine, in Tamil and English, to encourage staff, students, researchers and visitors to contribute their content,” said MG Ganesan, Deputy Director of ATR.

Amanda P. Whitten